Top 5 Reasons NOT To Start A Podcast

  1. It’s a lot of work.
  2. You won’t make any money.
  3. You’ll spend a lot of money.
  4. You’re making yourself vulnerable to criticism of the masses. 
  5. You’re not that good at it. 

If you truthfully understand these five warnings – maybe you can move forward as a podcaster. There are some rewards to podcasting but often come cloaked in some hard lessons.

It’s an incredibly learning opportunity. Most new podcasters have a new found respect for the blood, sweat and tears that go into making a podcast. 

On the outside, most listeners are probably assuming that podcasting is as easy as writing a tweet. As well, most assume that notoriety is purely luck based. Neither are true. 

Depending on what you do for a living and what your podcast is about, you can reap some industry benefits from a well thought out podcast. 

For instance, many real estate podcasters like to document where they work, their industry knowledge, and how things have gone. This all bodes well for creating some history in an industry that’s otherwise difficult to prove. 

Last to note on this topic for now, podcasting is a great way to learn a ton about yourself. To hear yourself speak is a blessing a curse. That being said, it’s an opportunity to both congratulate yourself for your achievements as well as find some areas where growth is needed.